Congratulations on your engagement!
So God has called you to live the beautiful vocation of marriage. Congratulations! Marriage is a sacred relationship that can be one of the greatest sources of strength, hope and encouragement in a person’s life. The Catholic Church deeply values marriage and wants people to have successful marriages that bring them happiness and joy, therefore it believes that marriage should not be entered into lightly. When you choose to get married in the Catholic Church, you are asking for more than a ceremony, a church building and a musician. This is a momentous promise and commitment. You will make a vow before God, family, friends and your future spouse to stay married for the rest of your life. In an effort to help you prepare for that commitment, the Catholic Church requires that you participate in a marriage preparation process. The process will provide you with an opportunity to talk about your personal values, such as how you view faith, money, work, sex, children and your extended families in your life together. It seeks to help you identify what you expect from marriage and your spouse. By talking about these things in advance, you can come to a greater understanding of areas that will require special sensitivity and openness in your marriage. For many couples, this process is a wonderful time of affirmation. It reminds them of all the good things they have working in their favor. For other couples, the process is an opportunity to discuss issues that should be addressed before they make a lifetime commitment. Your wedding ceremony and celebration last for one day; your marriage will last for the rest of your life. We hope that this process will help you succeed in your commitment to each other, to God and to the Christian community.
Closed Wedding Dates:
The following dates are unavailable for wedding services:
Service & Rehearsal Times:
Wedding Services - are celebrated on Saturday. The latest service time is 1:30p.m.
Rehearsal Service - are scheduled for Friday evening at 5:30 the day before the ceremony.
Wedding Date Confirmation:
No wedding date is confirmed until the first meeting with the pastor at which time the church stipend is collected.
For Registered Members: - $75 church stipend.
This applies to Prince of Peace registered parish members demonstrating an active, participatory and contributing membership for at least one year. Children of registered parish members are included.
Non-Parish Members: - $75 + an additional $225 facility use fee for a total of $300.
Priest Stipend: $50 - $100.
Now that you are formally engaged the date has been set and the church reserved, it is important that you begin your preparation for this special Sacrament as soon as possible.
The marriage preparation process consists of the following.
Part 1 | One-day program (Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) at locations throughout the Diocese.
Part 2 | Two-hour session at various times and places.
Please contact Father at your earliest convenience at firstname.lastname@example.org.